Don Pedro Colley was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon, to Muriel and Pete Colley. His father played piano, and his mother was active in politics in the area.
Don Pedro attended Klamath Union High School. He was active in athletics, playing football, especially enjoying track and field. He tried out for the 1960 Olympics in discus, placing 6th. Don Pedro attended University of Oregon, studying architecture.
He became interested in acting by accident, after joining some friends for a play rehearsal.
Some of his better known roles include Gideon on Daniel Boone, Ongaro in Beneath the Planet of the Apes, SRT in George Lucas' THX 1138, Joshua in The Legend of Nigger Charley, and his most memorable role as Sheriff Little in the 1980's TV series The Dukes of Hazzard.
Up until his death he remained very active and made several guest appearances at conventions, festivals, and Dukes events worldwide. You could follow his appearance schedule on his Official Website www.donpedrocolley.net.
His last major appearance was during "Cooter's Last Stand 2017" in Luray, VA, July 29 & 30th, where he joined remaining cast members for the last Official Dukesfest event.
Don passed away peacefully in his sleep after a year long battle with cancer at the Skylakes Medical center October 11, 2017.